In today’s Federal Newscast, legislation in both the House and Senate aims to guarantee every senior a Social Security cost of living adjustment with an annual floor of no less than 3%.
Federal CIO Suzette Kent released the final version of the cloud smart strategy highlighting the need for agencies to take an interdisciplinary approach to moving applications to the cloud.
Texas Rep. Michael McCaul’s bill would create groups of cyber first responders in the event of a cyber attack on the government or private sector.
New analysis from GovConRx found agencies are giving vendors “satisfactory” past performance ratings more often than any other rating because the system is too burdensome and time consuming.
Federal chief information officer Suzette Kent said in an exclusive interview that during her time leading federal technology she has learned the biggest areas agencies need to catch the private sector in is processes and people, but not technology.
In today’s Federal Newscast, an arbitrator finds the Veterans Affairs Department should take down a public record of employee firings and other punishments from its website.
Federal CIO Suzette Kent said in an exclusive interview that new federal data strategy helps build a mature, healthy and secure data sharing foundation.
House Appropriations Financial Services and General Government subcommittee released its first draft of the 2020 spending bill that includes less money for the Technology Modernization Fund and other IT modernization efforts.
Roger Waldron of the Coalition for Government Procurement says raising the Micro-Purchase Threshold from $10,000 to $25,000 for purchases through the Section 846 pilot could expand the market by billions.
Kevin Cox, the program manager of the CDM program at the Homeland Security Department, said agencies have a need for broader capabilities with lifecycle identity access and credential management.
OMB’s draft cloud smart strategy is one of several ongoing efforts across the government to help agencies deliver services and modernize systems more quickly.
Margaret Weichert, acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, acknowledged Tuesday the administration may need more time to carry out the proposed merger with the General Services Administration.
OMB submitted six legislative proposals to establish an Acquisition Modernization Test Board, and to bring defense and civilian agencies under the same rules.
Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent said the new white paper from ACT-IAC helps bring together multiple federal cyber efforts under the zero trust umbrella.